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U of U Study Looks at Electronic Voting

U of U Study Looks at Electronic Voting

Posted - Sep. 12, 2004 at 9:27 p.m.



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(KSL News) -- November elections will not only determine who's president, but could have big role in how Americans vote.

This time around, electronic voting will be under scrutiny.

42 states already have computerized voting machines in place-- and have used them, or plan to.

A University of Utah study shows one-third of people really haven't thought about electronic voting yet.

But, researchers we'd better get used to it.

Thad Hall, Univ. of Utah Assistant Professor, Political Science: “We think that if it goes well, people may develop more confidence about electronic voting, cause they see it can work in a big election. At the same time, if there are a lot of glitches, people may think, this is not the technology for us."

Utah is looking at several electronic systems and plans to test them in the 2005 municipal elections.

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